Website Marin Horizon School

Middle School Learning Specialist
Hours: Full-time or 80% FTE beginning August 2024
Reports to: Director of Student Support

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Since its founding in 1977, Marin Horizon has been providing a challenging and robust academic program combined with character-enhancing life skills. Marin Horizon is a place of creative, active learning built around our commitment to developing each student’s confident voice. Marin Horizon serves about 300 students from toddler through grade eight and is located in Mill Valley, CA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Marin Horizon seeks a Learning Specialist to provide support to students that have a diagnosed learning disability. In the Upper School, members of the student support team provide push-in support and confer with students 1:1 or in small groups during office hours.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Instruction

  • Collaborates with teachers to utilize UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to plan and implement instructional units.
  • Meets regularly with teachers throughout the year and advises on accommodations and instructional strategies as necessary
  • Instructs individuals and/or small groups of students in their classrooms
    Instructs a small number of students with a language exemption during Spanish class times.
  • Supports classroom and homework content instruction

Parent Communication

  • Schedules family conferences on a regular basis
  • Provides progress updates for parents
  • Responds to parent requests/concerns and communicates parent concerns to teachers
  • Serves as liaison between outside support providers and the school.
  • Update student communication log regularly.

Staff Coordination/Communication

  • Works in partnership with teachers to ensure students are receiving relevant accommodations.
  • Attends team and student support team meetings weekly to discuss/ refine students’ on-going accommodation, progress and instructional needs

Screening and Evaluations

  • Confers with teaching team alongside the Director of Student Support to establish individual learning and behavioral goals for students
  • Conducts observations of student behavior and learning style
  • Conferences with parents, teachers, and administrators concerning evaluations

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents, and students
  • Participate in after school/evening activities: i.e., parent conferences, weekend tours, overnight trips
  • Supervise arrivals/departures as well as recess when assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; educational specialist credential and/or master’s degree highly preferred
  • 2-5 years related experience and training as a special educator, learning specialist, or educational therapist
  • Experience teaching small groups and/or one-on-one intervention

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Anticipated full-time salary range between $74,000 and $110,000 depending on education and experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.

Tagged as: Middle School

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@marinhorizon.org


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